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A syntax of substance

Author: David Adger
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, 2013.
Series: Linguistic inquiry monographs
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Adger proposes a new approach to phrase structure that eschews functional heads and labels structures exocentrically. The proposal simultaneously simplifies the syntactic system and restricts the range of possible structures, ruling out the ubiquitous (remnant) roll-up derivations and forcing a separation of arguments from their apparent heads. This new system has a number of empirical consequences, which the book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2012020867
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Adger
ISBN: 0262312239 9780262312233
OCLC Number: 823578211
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Series Title: Linguistic inquiry monographs
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Adger proposes a new approach to phrase structure that eschews functional heads and labels structures exocentrically. The proposal simultaneously simplifies the syntactic system and restricts the range of possible structures, ruling out the ubiquitous (remnant) roll-up derivations and forcing a separation of arguments from their apparent heads. This new system has a number of empirical consequences, which the book explores in the domain of relational nominals across different language families, including Germanic, Romance, Celtic, Polynesian, and Semitic.

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This book has many interesting ideas that are likely to shape the future of generative syntax. Linguistic Analysis

 
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